Stick a Fork in Ethereum | Elaine’s Idle Mind http://elaineou.com/2016/07/18/stick-a-fork-in-ethereum/
Simple Contracts are Better Contracts: What We Can Learn from the Meltdown of The DAO — Blockstack Blog
$50 million were “stolen” from a project called “The DAO” and now the Ethereum community is deciding how to move forward and recover from…
Source: Simple Contracts are Better Contracts: What We Can Learn from the Meltdown of The DAO — Blockstack Blog
Ethereum: Rise of the World Computer – Silicon Valley Data Science
Ethereum: Rise of the World Computer – Silicon Valley Data Science http://www.svds.com/ethereum-the-rise-of-the-world-computer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feedsapi%2FBwPx+%28Hacker+News+Top+20+Full+feeds+by+FeedsAPI%29#.Vs3MJboMMl0.facebook
Speaking of Ethereum, here’s Etheropt, an Ethereum powered options exchange
Etheropt is a decentralized options exchange built on Ethereum. The options you see here are binary call options on the price of Ethereum in USD as reported by Poloniex and Coindesk and verified by Reality Keys. Etheropt has no owner. Its entire operation is described and executed by an Ethereum smart contract.
Pax releases Codex, a legal scripting language for Ethereum
Pax is using Ethereum to build a peer to peer legal system. The best way to explain Ethereum is by contrasting it with Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s value comes from the fact that every transaction that happens is added to the record and can’t be changed. Each full node on the network holds a complete copy of the transaction history, which eliminates any possibility of double-spending. It turns out that this approach can also be used to create binding self-enforcing legal contracts between people, which can have use cases as wide ranging as employment, rent, deeds, property transfer, restitution, incorporation, subscriptions, billing, voting and dividend systems. Where there are disputes, a blockchain can hold an objective record of events making dispute resolution relatively trivial compared to traditional legal systems, both on the back-end (legislation) and the front-end (arbitration).
As with Ethereum the focus of Codex is self executing contacts, but it should provide hints at expanding blockchain into other legal realms.
A Bitcoin primer for budding Ethereum developers
This series of articles will describe just enough of Bitcoin for budding Ethereum developers to better understand how Ethereum works under the hood, then begin to explore some routes by which new Ethereum devs can begin developing contract-orientation just like they developed their sense of object-orientation back in the day.
Source: Time sure does fly! — Medium
This article, first in a series, provides an overview of Bitcoin designed to help new Ethereum developers get their bearings in the fun filled world of cryptocurrency and blockchain.